LAUNCHED in 2014 as FEATURED on Kids Store for iPad
FEATURED as a BEST NEW APP
Alphabet tracing made fun and…easy!
abc letter tracing is a beautifully designed, interactive educational app which teaches pre-schoolers the correct way to form print and cursive letters in a playful way. All 4 games featured on this app have been specifically designed to help children’s handwriting journey from the beginning of pre-writing skills and colouring to forming letters and writing messages.
The PRE-WRITING GAME has been created specially for children to develop their fine motor skills (small muscles in the hands and fingers used for writing) and control. It is important that children build up dexterity in their hands and fingers before progressing to form letters. The game is to follow hip hop hen around the dots to complete the picture.
LETTER COLOURING GAME
The LETTER COLOURING GAME – is such fun. Whilst developing this game we have observed children spending hours experimenting with colour and creating letter pictures.
In this game children can write, decorate and send messages such as ‘happy christmas’, ‘thank you’, ‘happy birthday’ or ‘get well soon’.
LETTER TRACING GAME
The LETTER TRACING GAME teaches a child how to form print and cursive (joined-up or linked) letters correctly using the UK National Curriculum font. The formation of each letter is clearly demonstrated by a pencil, alongside a catchy rhyme. Each letter is split into 3 strokes and traffic light balloons and indicates clearly when the child has completed each stroke of the letter. Once the child has completed the letter – the child is rewarded by being able to pop 3 balloons. When the child pops the balloons, letters will burst out and be sounded phonetically.
Created by teachers in the UK and complements school curriculums
97 Hand-drawn, interactive and child-friendly pages which consists of:
More than 50 letter tracing pages consisting of cursive & print letters.
10 pre-writing pages.
26 alphabet colouring pages.
10 pages of messages to trace and decorate (easy and hard setting).
1 free-draw page - for children to practise ‘mark making’ or letter formations.
3 printable letter workbooks accessible from the app.
26 Letter formation rhymes.
26 Letter characters to help develop phonetic awareness relationship between the letter and the sound it makes.
Perfect for 3+ year olds.
Fun and interactive - hours of educational enjoyment.
Audio instructions, encouragement and calm sound effects.
Grown-ups area with printable EYFS teaching tips to observe and track early learning goals.
No in-app purchases or third party advertising so your child can play uninterrupted and at their own pace.
Personal information will never be shared.
Parent gate to keep children safe from social media.
‘SAVE’ AND ‘SHARE’
As teachers we know how proud children are of their creations and enjoy showing their friends and adults. All our new games have a ‘save’ and ‘share’ function, so, once a child has finished their message, pre-writing or colouring they can ‘save’ it to the device or 'share' it with a friend.
abc letter tracing helps kids achieve many early learning goals:
Phonetic awareness - linking sounds to letters
Speaking & listening
Fine motor control & co-ordination
Explore & be creative with colour
Observation & cognitive skills
Concentration & attention
Explore & experiment
Listen to rhymes
Identify & create simple patterns
Design & share creations
Recognition of familiar words, pictures and own name
Moving, handling & operating age-appropriate software
If you have any problems installing or using this app – please go to: http://hiphophen.com/faq
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Bug fixes and updates
Ratings and Reviews
App Doesn't Work! Got bugs to fix
Too many bugs. App needs fixing. Not enjoyable. Stuck on some screens, only way to exit is to shut down app. Needs more birds or dot to dots for tracing cursive. And more forgiving space for younger kids. Too bad, because it's a beautiful app that my 4 year old keeps trying to play. Fix the bugs and you have a winner. As-is right now is a waste of my money.
Love this app!
This app is so cute. As a teacher and educational professional, it teaches early writing skills. It teaches children how to write and gives the sounds of each letter in a creative, fun way. I've used it with many children and they all love playing!
Great concept but UI needs work
Love the guidance feature but unless you are on an iPad, it's almost impossible to use give the size of the letters. Also, too many button that can easily distract the young user.
- hip hop hen
- 271.1 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Sophie Carter & Daisy Harrison t/a hip hop hen 2017
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.